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The Periodic Table Project has been a great succeswith the free tablet apps having almost 50,000 users. The Periodic Table Project App is available for Apple, Blackberry and Android devices.

Chem 13 News magazine is running a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). Over 200 submissions have been received and the decision process has begun.  See the new elements contest page for more details.  On April 21, the top ten design were posted.  On May 1, the final four design for each element will be announced. Online voting begins in May 2017. Check back and vote.

University of Waterloo Neodymium-60 Anniversary Project

Neodymium-60 elemental tile with University of Waterloo logos and datesWe are inviting everyone with a connection to the University of Waterloo to design a square tile that showcases the University of Waterloo and includes the symbol Nd-60 for the university’s neodymium (atomic number 60) anniversary. We will create a mosaic of science and art for a public display on campus. The deadline is July 1, 2017. See the Neodymium-60 Anniversary Project webpage for more details.

  1. Apr. 5, 2017Chemist Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in waterLiu in his lab testing for water contaminants.

    Juewen Liu will receive more than $100,000 over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for research initiatives that test pathogens and chemical contaminants in water.

  2. Mar. 27, 2017Prof. Tadeusz Gorecki receives the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement AwardTadeusz Górecki

    Prof. Tadeusz Górecki has been named the winner of the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Initiated in 2011, this annual award is given to an experienced scientist who has made significant contributions in promoting GCxGC instrumentation, method development, and applications. 

  3. Mar. 27, 2017From black holes to helium and beyondEntanglement across a spherical boundary.

    Waterloo scientists Prof. Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Prof. Roger Melko and postdoctoral fellow Chris Herdman along with Prof. Adrian Del Maestro from the University of Vermont demonstrate area law in a real quantum fluid for the first time.

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  1. June 23, 2017Family and special leaves at the University of Waterloo: A special panel discussion

    This event will provide information on UW policies specific to various special leaves (e.g., maternity, parental, family caregiver or medical leaves), that are available to faculty, staff and graduate students as well as the processes involved.

  2. June 29, 2017M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Omaima Ben Krayem

    "Hydrophobic Engineering of a Bacterial Nanodimensional Capsule Protein"

    Location:      C2-361
    Supervisor:  J. Honek

  3. July 28, 2017Doctoral Thesis Defence: Prateek Goel

    Static and Dynamic Theoretical Studies on Vibronic
    Model Based Potential Energy Surface(s): Locating
    Transition Structures and Fundamental Investigations in Time-resolved Spectroscopy

    Location:      C2-361
    Supervisor:   M. Nooijen

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